The opponent won’t be known until Monday night after the Hornets and Spurs battle it out in Game 7 (5:30pm Pacific, TNT), but the schedule… we know that.
The Lakers won’t have the luxury of multiple off-days, like they enjoyed in the first two rounds, as the league holds true to an every other day schedule (even in the face of the Memorial Day holiday).
Game 1 is set for Wednesday night at 6pm Pacific with Game 2 schedule for Friday at 6pm, both at STAPLES Center.
The series then shifts to either New Orleans or San Antonio for games three and four on Sunday and Tuesday respectively.
If necessary the series will then alternate between LA and the visiting city for games 5, 6, & 7. Both games 5 & 7 at STAPLES Center are currently scheduled for 6pm tip-offs.
All games will be televised by TNT exclusively.
Game 1 – Wed May 21 NO/OR/SA at L.A. Lakers 6:00PM
Game 2 – Fri May 23 NO/OR/SA at L.A. Lakers 6:00PM
Game 3 – Sun May 25 L.A. Lakers at NO/OR/SA 5:30PM
Game 4 – Tue May 27 L.A. Lakers at NO/OR/SA 6:00PM
Game 5 * Thu May 29 NO/OR/SA at L.A. Lakers 6:00PM
Game 6 * Sat May 31 L.A. Lakers at NO/OR/SA 5:30PM
Game 7 * Mon June 2 NO/OR/SA at L.A. Lakers 6:00PM
Schedule is tentative and subject to change